Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory

Course Information
TitleΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΑΤΟΜΙΚΗΣ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ / Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory
CodeΓΘΥ503
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Kitis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003013

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 192
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory534

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600100102
Type of the Course
  • Background
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of phenomena relative with light, electrons and atoms. Observation and study of simple quantum phenomena. Ability to use relatively complex experimental apparatuses. Use of techniques for the description of atomic phenomena. Be familiar with the handling of the “accuracy” of a measurement and “experimental errors”.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Estimation of the experimental error of a single measurement. Error propagation. Least square fitting. Non-elastic electron scattering (Frank – Hertz experiment). Photoelectric effect (experimental estimation of the Planck’s constant). Wave nature of the electrons (electron diffraction). Experimental estimation of the e/m ratio of electrons. Thermionic emission (Richardson formula). A study of the energy quantum levels of Na atoms via the observation of atomic spectra as well as observation of their fine structure.
Keywords
Light, photon, electron, scattering, wave nature, e/m ratio, thermionic emission, photoelectric effect, Planck’s constant, electron diffraction, Richardson law, atomic energy levels, atomic spectra, fine structure, experimental error, error propagation
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Laboratory Work782.6
Written assigments391.3
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Description
Oral examination, essay writing, written examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΑΚΕΣ ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ ΑΤΟΜΙΚΗΣ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ" των Σ. ΔΕΔΟΥΣΗΣ, et al., εκδόσεις ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ
Additional bibliography for study
“Experiments in Modern Physics” A. Melissinos, J. Napolitano, Eds. Academic Press
Last Update
31-08-2016